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New Trees Coming to Park Blocks!

Long-lived shade trees will create signature look into the next century

Roseway

Roseway planting Feb. 14th will continue to beautify park blocks. Event time:  9am-11:30am.

Urban Forestry is adding to the romance of Roseway’s 72nd Avenue park blocks with a Valentine’s Day tree planting. The planting will help the Roseway Neighborhood Association complete Phase One of a decade-long effort to rejuvenate and beautify the four blocks.  Some 19 trees purchased with money from the City’s Tree Planting and Preservation Fund will help fill gaps in a massive planting done back in 2003. That earlier planting was needed because row after row of identical clones of Thundercloud plum planted by civic boosters back in the 1950s were dying out. One of the drawbacks of that uniform planting of a single clone of plum is that all the trees die after about 50 years.

Neighborhood resident Sean Batty envisioned replacing the monoculture on 72nd Avenue with different species of longer-lived trees, namely chestnuts, oaks and hackberries. Supported by the City of Portland and Chad Honl from Friends of Trees, some 80 trees were planted on Nov. 15, 2003. About 75% of those trees survived to become established and are well on their way to becoming magnificent shade trees. The new planting is to fill gaps in the perimeter left by trees that were hit by cars or didn’t survive for one reason or another.

Because chestnuts and oaks have thrived in the park blocks, the new planting will showcase additional members of Fagaceae, a great family of 600 species that contains oaks, chestnuts and beeches among others. Not only will that add to the botanical education value of the blocks, but the new beeches, oaks and chestnuts will become large trees.  With potential lifespans well over a century, these trees’ spreading canopies will also provide Roseway with significant summer shade, cooling the air on hot summer days, absorbing road noise from nearby Sandy Boulevard , and prolonging the life of street pavement.

Batty has said of Phase One that “…the project demonstrates how citizens and bureau can work together to achieve great results.”  He already envisions a future Phase 2 that at each end of each block will combine the vibrant fall color of ginkgos and katsuras with spring-flowering trees set off by evergreen sequoias. The result will create a majestic local legacy for Roseway residents well into the next century.

For more information contact Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry at 503-823-8779 or karl.dawson@portlandoreogn.gov.

To sign up to help with the planting click here.

Click here to see a gallery of previous tree plantings. 

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Roseway 2014 Garage Sale – Update with Maps

THIS SATURDAY, JULY 19th from 9am to 4pm

Looking for a great find?  A precious needle in a haystack?  Well, it’s almost here! The 2014 Roseway Neighborhood Garage Sale.
29 homes throughout the Roseway Neighborhood Garage SaleRoseway Neighborhood are participating this year with loads of great items

For those shopping at our garage sales:
You’ll find a printable map and address listing for each house as well as a general listing of what each home might be selling. The sale will start at 9am and go until 4pm (or the home owner sells out!)  Click and print the link below

Click Here for Printable Address and Item Listing

CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE MAP

For those more tech savy, you can click on this link below on your home computer or Google Map enabled device (iPhone, iPad, Android phone or Tablet, etc) It will open a map and listing of each home on your smart device.

CLICK HERE FOR MOBILE READY GOOGLE MAP


View 2014 Roseway Garage Sale in a larger map
 

Garage Sale 2014 – This Saturday

Roseway Neighborhood Garage SaleThe deadline to submit forms for the Roseway Garage Sale ended today.  Thank you to everyone who submitted your forms!  Below, you can find printable signage for your sale, but we suggest if you really want to attract buyers, pick up some florescent neon signs and write in big bold letters and post in conspicuous areas like major cross streets.

For our sellers – Here are some tips for a successful, fun and SAFE garage sale

  1. Clearly mark the price of each item. (Printed stickers from retail stores, like Target, are very effective)
  2. Price items to sell. Remember buyers are looking for a bargain and you don’t want to have items left at the end of a day.
  3. Signage is important. Spend a little time making quality signs that are clear and easy to read and Remember to take them down at the end of the day…don’t leave them up.
  4. Organize your merchandise. Use tables, stands or whatever you have to provide shoppers a clear visibility of your items.
  5. Remember you are inviting the public into your space. Don’t leave money in the open. It’s also probably best to not allow strangers into the house to use the bathroom. Direct them to the nearest public restroom (Safeway, Albertsons, etc)
  6. Protect yourself from sun and heat. Stay Hydrated!!
  7. Never leave your sale unattended.
  8. Involve your children but keep them protected from the sun and strangers.

Click Me for the Roseway Garage Sale Sign

ADDRESS MAPS WILL BE AVAILABLE THURSDAY MORNING.  We are still compiling all the addresses and imputing them into a map format.  Please check back Thursday morning the 17th.

Good luck and happy garage sales!

Roseway Resident Survey Results

Several months ago our committee on re-branding set out to survey as many Roseway residents as were willing.  Several hundred participated and provided information on their demographics, household and other questions about diversity and open ended questions regarding their general feeling about our neighborhood.  Posted below is a link to the full PDF of survey respondents.  The Roseway Neighborhood Association will be evaluating the data to better help guide our future direction of the board and to better understand what topics and issues are important to you, our fellow residents.  We plan to have more information at our October neighborhood meeting as well as in future newsletters.

Roseway Survey Data 02.25.2014